Job Opportunity at Girl Effect, Evidence & Insights Manager
About the jobWho We Are
Girl Effect is an international non-profit that builds media that girls want, trust and need.
From chat-bots to chat-shows and TV dramas to tech, our content is reaching millions of girls in Africa and Asia to make choices and changes in their lives. Igniting their confidence to act differently at a time that can define their future.
We create safe spaces for girls, sharing facts, and answering questions about health, nutrition, education, relationships and so much more. And we use innovative technology so we can reach girls at scale. We arm girls with the skills to negotiate and redefine what they are told is possible, so every girl can choose to be in control of her body, her health, her learning and livelihood.
When a girl unlocks her power to make different choices that change her life, it inspires others to do so too. She starts a ripple effect that impacts her family, her community, her country. That’s the Girl Effect.
In Tanzania, Girl Effect has launched a new youth brand, called Tujibebe, to deliver behaviour change via mobile products and off-line activities. It also runs a mobile based research programme operated by girls; TEGA:
The brand includes a radio show, website, Facebook page and IVR content. We are also working towards partnering with existing networks of ambassadors and clubs to broaden the reach and impact of our products
Our TEGA research programme is borne out of the understanding that an adolescent girl is more likely to feel comfortable speaking truthfully about her life to another girl like her. TEGA employs girls from hard to reach communities to become qualified researchers. By using girls with a shared identity, TEGA is proven to increase propensity for authentic responses
What We Do
The Evidence & Insights team within Girl Effect conducts formative research, monitoring and evaluation to support the organisation in designing and developing our work to create the greatest impact for girls. We also work closely with the partnerships team to measure and evaluate our work against our specific objectives and demonstrate our impact to existing and potential donors.
TEGA often runs internal research to help inform decisions within the organisation as well taking on external research projects for like-minded development and private sector organisations. The team plays a key role in ensuring we are a learning organisation, collecting and using data and insights to understand how we can maximise our reach & impact, and feeding that learning back into the organisation.
We have an exciting and varied portfolio of research planned in Tanzania, including formative research and creative and content testing on TEGA; impact evaluations for our new economic empower programming; ongoing monitoring – of our digital products using analytics and other digital methods, and a range of other work.
So we are looking for an experienced researcher / M&E professional to manage the the evidence work in Tanzania and the implementation of larger scale evaluations of our work in Tanzania, with support from the global team. Additionally they will manage the Tanzania TEGA specialist, who is responsible for the delivery of individual qualitative research projects and the day-to-day management of the local qualitative research partner.
The ideal candidate will be comfortable working across both qualitative and quantitative methods, excited to work across a range of programmes and have a flexible can-do attitude. We are looking for someone who is comfortable working independently and leading work when needed, but equally happy getting involved in the nitty gritty of fieldwork and analysis processes.
What’s most important is a solid grounding in a range of research techniques, proven experience of successfully managing substantial projects on the ground, excellent analysis and communication skills. In addition it will also be important for the successful candidate to have an adaptable, problem solving attitude.
What You Will Do
Run research projects across Girl Effect Tanzania’s product portfolio, including tool design, data collection, data management and analysis, and report writing
Ensure timely, accurate monitoring of the Tanzania brand and products to understand how girls are engaging with our outputs
Work closely with the Global Senior Manager, Evidence and Insight to design and implement outcome evaluations, write Requests for Proposals and Terms of Reference for studies, develop indicators and research tools, advise on sampling strategies, and analyse and write up findings from the resulting data sets
Liaise with the local partner and the TEGA Research specialist to ensure the Tanzania TEGA network is conducting high quality, consistent research which leads to authentic insight into young people’s live and integrates TEGA into the GE research methodology.
Provide support to the Tanzania TEGA specialist and give feedback on TEGA’s research and assist in their training journeys
Work closely with external clients throughout the research process and share research findings back with partners in engaging ways.
Provide technical expertise to research, monitoring and evaluation projects, working alongside London and country-based teams as required. You will advise on fit-for purpose designs suggesting qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies or other approaches (e.g. using digital methods or secondary data sources) as appropriate
Ensure that Girl Effect’s ethical and safeguarding standards are upheld, and that field implementation is conducted to the highest standards, through training and oversight of field research partners
Ensure that research outputs are accessible, readily understandable and useful, ensuring they are utilised as much as possible
Who You Are
Substantial experience (minimum 3 years) in research and/or monitoring and evaluation
Demonstrated experience in implementation of high quality qualitative and quantitative research design, fieldwork, data analysis and reporting
Experience in using innovative participatory research methods, especially with young people or girls specifically
Experience of designing, conducting and applying mixed methods (qualitative, quantitative and/or digital) research to support practical outcomes, preferably within one or more of the media, public health, communications or social change sectors
Strong qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills; proficient with data analysis software packages
Demonstrated experience in uncovering new insights and translating these into exciting, engaging reports and research outputs
Excellent organisation and project management skills; able to develop and drive research processes and timelines
Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity about the cultures within which Girl Effect operates
Creative and inquisitive mindset with strong communication and organisational skills
Commitment to realising the potential of girls and to the vision and values of Girl Effect
Fluent in Swahili and English, with a high level in writing in both languages
Expertise in one of either brand/media market strategy or social and behaviour change theory
Technical/theoretical knowledge in one or more of Girl Effect’s thematic areas (e.g. gender, sexual and reproductive health, economic empowerment and education.)
Experience working with digital analytics data (e.g. Facebook analytics, Google Analytics etc)
Background in evaluating programmes that relate to women and girls
Hands on experience of applied research in emerging markets or developing contexts
Experience in training and mentoring others in research methods, data analysis and reporting
What Else You Should Know
As we continue to scale and grow – we are hugely ambitious for our future and we are looking for people who are driven to change the world for girls.
Our teams are a diverse mix across sectors (non-profit and commercial) and specialisms (from Brand and Creative through to Gender and Insight). You’ll learn and grow in an environment that will challenge you to think and work with a fresh perspective.
In turn, you can expect to work somewhere where you will be stretched and developed in your role, a place where you can build your career and work with talented, engaged people committed to our cause.
Girl Effect is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
We are committed to building an organization that is increasingly representative of the communities that we serve. To this end, due regard will be paid to recruiting candidates with diverse professional, academic and cultural backgrounds.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all those we work with and for, especially children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment, uphold standards in our safeguarding policy and our code of conduct. In particular:
To take reasonable steps to prevent any harm caused by Girl Effect
To report any safeguarding concerns through the reporting pathways
This role is subject to a Enhanced Disclosure.
This role is being recruited as a 12 month fixed term contract.
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday 26th January 2022